Monday, May 10, 2010
MyWorld Tuesday: Treppenviertel
Blankenese ist a part of Hamburg with many beautiful houses and a gorgeous view over the Elbe. It used to be a fisher village, existing since 1301 at least, and it stayed a closely knit community with its own traditions. The people of Blankenese not only fished, but also traded and sailed their ships all the way to South America.
The most beautiful part of Blankenese is the Treppenviertel, so called because there is only one street winding its way down from the top of the hill and most of the houses can only be reached by stairs.
Here's the oldest house in the Treppenviertel, built in 1698
Some houses still have thatched roofs
and most have lovely gardens
at 3:15 PM